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New anti-bribery policy

The University has launched a new Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy in line with landmark UK legislation.

The Bribery Act, which came into force on 1 July 2011, transforms our individual and collective responsibilities in terms of how we conduct our daily business.

Business impact

This legislation impacts on core aspects of University activity.

It will influence how we purchase goods and services and how we deal with gifts and hospitality, affecting many employees, agents and third-party suppliers.

The University’s new Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy will provide detailed guidance on how the new legislation may impact upon your area of work.

The policy can be accessed online.

Changes anticipated

It is recommended that all staff familiarise themselves with this new policy, as it may mean changes to the way in which certain activities are dealt with in the future.

Because this law is so far-reaching, further work will start shortly to ensure that other existing University policies and practices are also in line with the new legislation.

If you have any specific questions about the application of this new policy, then contact your HR team or University HR Services.